Tumbler Ridge Secondary

In honour of our grade 12 students, who were our first Go kart project group, staff at Tumbler Ridge Secondary have created the TRSS trackway and loop! The loop gives students a visual for maintaining distancing and orderly movement throughout the school, and it also even teaches a bit of road safety :)

There is a presentation attached below that walks you though the entire loop and track. 

A big thank-you goes out to all of our amazing staff for their work in bringing the vision for this track to life!

Happy new year 2020

Happy New Year and welcome back to school!! Students have been busy re-establishing routines as we get back on track with learning for the new year. I hope that everyone was able to spend some quality time with family, friends and loved ones over the break. All the best in 2020!

I am excited to announce that TRSS has been gifted with a grant from community forest through the tumbler ridge PAC to purchase some smart boards! We are in the process now of deciding which smart boards will serve us best for the long term, so stay tuned for more info!

January will see a lot of activity in our sports programs, so good luck to both our boys’ and girls’ basketball and curling teams as they continue their league play. Something you can help reinforce to your student athletes is that in order to be eligible to participate in games and tournaments, student athletes must maintain a minimum passing grade (50%) in each of their current courses. Our student athletes are great ambassadors that represent themselves, their families, and our school with pride.

Students are reminded that we are less than three weeks away from the start of a new semester. This means time spent doing assignment completion and structured study will pay off in the end for this semester. Please feel free to contact your son’s or daughter’s teachers if you have any questions about their progress and final standing in any of their courses. Teacher contact information is on our web site at https://www.sd59.bc.ca/schools/tumbler-ridge-secondary/faculty

Finally, students are reminded to bring their school supplies to school and class each day. All grade 7, 8 and 9 students plus any of our 10-12 students taking gym need their gym strip and any toiletries such as deodorant. Students have received both a hall locker and a gym locker. Students are also reminded to keep their lockers locked at all times. The school is not responsible for items that go missing while at school, so it is advisable for students to limit or avoid brining personal items such as personal electronics and headphones to school. 

Please see the following list of school supplies (teachers may ask for some additional or different supplies):

•    Loose Leaf Paper
•    Pencils Pens (black/blue)
•    Pencil Case
•    Ruler/Geometry Set
•    Binders
•    Eraser
•    Glue Stick
•    Markers/Pencil Crayons
•    Scissors
•    Scientific Calculator (gr. 9-12)
•    Basic Calculator (gr. 7-8)
•    Dividers 
•    Graph paper

I hope everyone has a great month, and please don’t hesitate to contact me at the school with any questions or concerns.

Mr. McGuire


This week was filled with Halloween fun at TRSS! From cupcake sales to candy grams to our Halloween Dances, students at TRSS had some great opportunities to have fun together. Based on the fantastic costume designs at our dances, I believe we may have a some makeup artists and fashion designers in the making!

Earlier in the week, the school received an information package from Health Canada about vaping. The package included some informative posters which are up around the school, as well as talking points for parents and teens.


The big lesson from the readings from Heath Canada is that Vaping is not harmless. There is evidence that aside from Nicotine (which is highly addictive, changes teen brain development, and contributes to heart disease), vapes deliver toxic chemicals to the body like formaldehyde (a known carcinogen), nitrosamines (linked to cancer) and lead (a neurotoxin). Silicate particles, which are a cause of lung disease, have also been found in vape mist. Vape mist is created with aerosol, so it also contains the same toxins that are in every aerosol spray container.

As Parents and guardians, you have the greatest amount of influence on your children, followed by their teachers, peers and social media. Please talk to your child about vaping. If your child does vape regularly, consider reaching out to the health clinic for information on how to quit vaping.

Upcoming Events and Dates

This week, Rik Leaf is with us and will be venturing out to many classrooms. Having Rik is always a blast, and we look forward to what the week will bring! See more at https://rikleaf.com/

On November 8th, we will be having our Remembrance Day ceremony at 10:45am. Delegates from the community will be joining us, and parents you are welcome to come as well. We ask that parents arrive by no later than 10:30am to get seated before our Delegates and Elementary School arrive.

November 11th is a holiday - No School

All upcoming Dates and Events are now on the right hand side of the website, or you can access them all here: https://www.sd59.bc.ca/schools/tumbler-ridge-secondary/events

Have a great week!

Mr. McGuire

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